Fire Situation Report – October 28, 2011

Fire Situation Report – October 28, 2011

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry

Forestry Services

PROTECTION AREA STATISTICS* for Time Period 0800 thru 0800, 10/27/11 thru 10/28/11

NE Area – 0 fires

EC Area – 0 fires

SE Area – 0 fires

* - Protection Area Statistics do not reflect local fire department’s fire run information.  Statistics are for the ODAFF-Forestry Services’ eighteen county Fire Protection Area in eastern Oklahoma unless otherwise noted in the Discussion section of this report.  Large fires are defined as having burned over 100 acres in timbered areas or 300 acres in grass fuels.

FIRE DEPARTMENT STATISTICS** FROM www.firereporting.ok.gov for Time Period 10/27/11 thru 10/28/11

No Wildfires Reported Yesterday                 

** - These statistics are from Fire Departments that have reported their information on the Oklahoma Forestry Services web-based Fire Reporting System.  Totals do not reflect the total acres burned or total number of fires that have occurred in Oklahoma. 

Statewide Discussion:  No reports of unusual fire activity or requests for State assistance were received yesterday. 

No fire control problems are anticipated anywhere in Oklahoma today. 

Tomorrow the fire danger will be the highest north of a line from Osage County to Beckham County.  South-southwest winds are forecast to be sustained from 15-20 mph with gusts from 25-35 mph.  Relative humidity is expected to drop into the 25-30% range by late Saturday afternoon.   Any fire starting in and near this area has the potential to burn intensely and exhibit rapid rates of spread, especially in areas where little moisture has occurred over the last several days. 

No fire control problems are anticipated on Sunday anywhere in Oklahoma.

SPECIAL NOTE TO THE PUBLIC:  A Governor’s Burn Ban is still in effect for 14 counties.  A County Commissioner Burn Ban for Marshall County is still in effect.  For current Burn Ban information click on the following link:

http://www.forestry.ok.gov/burn-ban-information 

Report any suspicious wildland fire activity on the Arson Tip Line:  1-866-662-7766 (1-866-NO ARSON).

Prepared by:  Mark Goeller, Ass’t Director, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry - Forestry Services